I used the following Cricut cartridges:
I started with the Lotus flower from Giant Flowers and cut it at 6.5". There are lots of petals to cut to make this flower, but the instructions in the cartridge booklet are very clear on how many to cut of each kind of petal and exactly where they all fit into the base.
Here is the finished flower before adding the center pieces:
I actually thought I was done with it at this point but decided to take it a step further by adding the Mother's Day signs!
To find out even more details about this project, check back here on Thursday for the lengthy instructions on how the giant flowers go together and a great way to organize your many cuts! :-)
Now, head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link your own Mother's Day gift creation for a chance to win a great prize!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back on Thursday so you can get some great tips for making these giant flowers!